DUSU polls: Turnout improves by 10%, votes will be counted today

Faith Castro
September 13, 2017

Students across DU thronged to colleges polling stations and made overflowing queues a common sight on Tuesday morning for electing the next office bearers of Delhi University Students' Union. Only students were allowed by the police to enter the campus to avoid violence in the camps.

In 2016, ABVP's candidates were elected to the posts of president, vice president, and secretary, while NSUI's candidate became the joint secretary. Here we provide you all the latest news regarding the Delhi University Student Union Elections. The elections which held yesterday started at 8:30 AM and ends at 1 PM. Meanwhile, the university has been given permission by the Delhi High Court to count and declare the results on Wednesday. We can expect the Delhi University election results by today afternoon.

Delhi University Student Union Elections are taking place to fill four major posts. The elections are for the academic year 2017-2018.

The court issued show cause notice to over 10 candidates of various parties, including ABVP and Congress-backed NSUI, and asked them to explain why action should not be taken against them for allegedly defacing public property by pasting advertisments and putting banners. HC in its Interim order had allowed contesting the election but advised the varsity not to declare the results for the president post. "Despite several warnings and media reports, both NSUI and ABVP continue to use printed matter and litter the campus with their posters and pamphlets even on a no-campaign day. Subject to the final outcome of the writ petition, the final result will be declared", it had then said.

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Some technical glitch in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) was reported at Shahid Bhagat Singh College, and which caused a half an hour delay in voting in the morning.

DUSU Election Result: All the contestants in the election are waiting for the election results.

A bipolar affair historically, the election this year has seen the rise of another student group, the radical left AISA, which has found many supporters among students after the brawl at Ramjas College in February and turned the usually bilateral contest between the ABVP and NSUI into a multi-cornered fight.

-The results of the DUSU elections will be released today.

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